Pre-Club Bars In Manchester

Before the big club night goes into full action there is always the deciding problem as to where to kickstart the night with pre-drinks. Luckily we've rounded together the best Manchester pre-club bars to get you into the right mood. Whether it's cocktails or beers, we have the best places to drink and dance at the best pre-parties in Manchester.

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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Like its neighbour, The Font - Black Dog Ballroom offers incredible cocktails for an incredible price. Set amongst the offshoot cobbles of Oxford Road, the stylish bar is only a short walk to many of the surrounding popular clubs. If you're pre-drinking for a birthday night out in Manchester then Black Dog Ballroom offers all the ingredients to start the night, with beer, DJs and a friendly atmosphere. 

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Oxford Road

Kosmonaut

5 user reviews

Kosmonaut located in the Northern Quarter is one of Manchester’s smoothest and coolest hangouts. Tucked down a side street you might be pressed to find it, but once you do you’ll be very pleased that you made the effort. Home to stylish seating and leather booths, the bar serves up fantastic cocktails and beer. A great place to unwind before heading out to the nightclubs in Manchester. Book your table through DesignMyNight! 

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Northern Quarter

Common

2 user reviews

Common in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is anything but - and for those in the know, it’s the hippest bar in the area. Drawing big crowds of Northern Quarter experts every weekend, each night offers a completely fresh selection of fantastic music. As one of the most cool bars in Manchester, it's a great starting point before heading out into the night.

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Northern Quarter

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews

The quirky outside of Northern Quarter's Dusk Til' Pawn may seem confusing, but hidden behind the bars and themed pawn shop approach is a great pre-club bar. Whether you're just wanting to chat with friends, sample some incredible cocktails or dance until your heart's content then Dusk Til' Pawn offers everything and more. As one of the fast rising Manchester bars, it's the perfect place to being your evening. Book your table in advance to get a seat! 

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Northern Quarter

The Font Manchester

2 user reviews

The Font, just off the main hustle and bustle of Oxford Road, is a local favourite to start the night ahead. With incredibly affordable cocktails, some at just £2, it's the perfect place to warm up for the night. What makes the bar even more special is it is only a few steps away from the Oxford Road Manchester nightlife and main club destinations including Factory, Joshua Brooks and The Deaf Institute

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Oxford Road

Soup Kitchen

1 user reviews

The ever-popular Northern Quarter joint, The Soup Kitchen is exactly as it would suggest, a soup serving restaurant by day though by night transforming with the darkness into a brilliant friendly bar. Though some of the Northern Quarter is famed for its expensive taste and pretentiousness, The Soup Kitchen is neither. Offering fantastic priced drinks and food all night. A great place to catch up before heading out to the Manchester nightlife and clubs.

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Northern Quarter

Noho

5 user reviews

In the heart of Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter, Noho is a cosy, stylish bar serving the best beers and classics. With only a short walk to Piccadilly, it's the perfect place to begin you night's shenanigans. A young creative Northern Quarter crowd frequent Noho, creating a welcoming and strong vibe. Resident DJs transform Noho into one of Manchester's favourite DJ bars at weekends with this cool bar becoming the place to party .

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Northern Quarter

The Knott Bar

2 user reviews

The quaint and quirky Knott Bar is a glorious watering-hole towards the end of Deansgate. Resting amongst the cobbles of Manchester, the bar delivers fantastic drink, especially their own-brew of house cider. With a diverse jukebox and upstairs terrace, there isn't a lot that can do wrong. After having a few here you only have to walk a few steps across to the Deansgate locks bars and clubs.

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Deansgate

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